Harlan J. Lais, 74, died January 31, 2016 at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City. He was born on June 18, 1941 in Hillsboro, the son of John and Martha (Ladner) Lais.
Harlan moved from Hillsboro to Fowler in 1948. He worked 30 years for the Social Security Administration in Dodge City before retiring in 1996. He married Lorene Berthiaume on June 29, 1974 in Dodge City at the First Presbyterian Church. They moved to Dodge City from Fowler in October of 1976. Both Harlan and Lorene loved reading, theater, and traveling.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dodge City where he also served as a deacon and an elder.
Harlan is survived by his wife, Lorene of Dodge City; four nephews, Bill Dabbs of Eureka, California, John Dabbs of Fowler, Jerry Brown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Jay Dee Brown of Los Angeles, California; and one niece, Betty Meyer of Bella Vista, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Doris Dabbs and Berniece Brown.
Funeral service will be held at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM with Mr. Kevin Salzman presiding. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Friends may sign the book from noon to 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church or Friendship Feast in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.